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    SubjectRe: Found the commit that causes the OOMs
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    2009/6/30 Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>:
    > On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:43:55 +0100 David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
    >
    >> KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > David, Can you please try to following patch? it was posted to LKML
    >> > about 1-2 week ago.
    >> >
    >> > Subject "[BUGFIX][PATCH] fix lumpy reclaim lru handiling at
    >> > isolate_lru_pages v2"
    >>
    >> It is already committed, but I ran a test on the latest Linus kernel anyway:
    >>
    >> msgctl11 invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0xd0, order=1, oom_adj=0
    >> msgctl11 cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
    >> Pid: 20366, comm: msgctl11 Not tainted 2.6.31-rc1-cachefs #144
    >> Call Trace:
    >>  [<ffffffff810718d2>] ? oom_kill_process.clone.0+0xa9/0x245
    >>  [<ffffffff81071b99>] ? __out_of_memory+0x12b/0x142
    >>  [<ffffffff81071c1a>] ? out_of_memory+0x6a/0x94
    >>  [<ffffffff810742e4>] ? __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x42e/0x51d
    >>  [<ffffffff81031416>] ? copy_process+0x95/0x114f
    >>  [<ffffffff8107443c>] ? __get_free_pages+0x12/0x4f
    >>  [<ffffffff81031439>] ? copy_process+0xb8/0x114f
    >>  [<ffffffff8108192e>] ? handle_mm_fault+0x5dd/0x62f
    >>  [<ffffffff8103260f>] ? do_fork+0x13f/0x2ba
    >>  [<ffffffff81022c22>] ? do_page_fault+0x1f8/0x20d
    >>  [<ffffffff8100b0d3>] ? stub_clone+0x13/0x20
    >>  [<ffffffff8100ad6b>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
    >> Mem-Info:
    >> DMA per-cpu:
    >> CPU    0: hi:    0, btch:   1 usd:   0
    >> CPU    1: hi:    0, btch:   1 usd:   0
    >> DMA32 per-cpu:
    >> CPU    0: hi:  186, btch:  31 usd: 159
    >> CPU    1: hi:  186, btch:  31 usd:   2
    >> Active_anon:70477 active_file:1 inactive_anon:4514
    >>  inactive_file:7 unevictable:0 dirty:0 writeback:0 unstable:0
    >>  free:1954 slab:42078 mapped:237 pagetables:57791 bounce:0
    >
    > ~170k pages unreclaimable and ~70k pages unaccounted for.
    >
    > This does not look like a reclaim problem?

    OK. we need learn testcase more.

    [read test program source code... ]

    this program makes `cat /proc/sys/kernel/msgmni` * 10 processes.
    At least, one process creation need one userland stack page (i.e. one anon)
    + one kernel stack page (i.e. one unaccount page) + one pagetable page.

    In my 1GB box environment, default msgmni is 11969.
    Oh well, the system physical ram (255744) is less than needed pages (11969 * 3).

    In addition, those processes call msgsnd(lrand48() % 99) 1000 times.
    msgsnd makes one kmalloc. it mean kernel makes tons random size slab heap and
    it become very fragment.

    Ummm, I think this test don't gurantee success on 1GB box.


    note: I use distro kernel (Fedora11: kernel-2.6.29+ ).


    >> DMA free:3932kB min:60kB low:72kB high:88kB active_anon:236kB inactive_anon:0kB active_file:4kB inactive_file:4kB unevictable:0kB present:15364kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
    >> lowmem_reserve[]: 0 968 968 968
    >> DMA32 free:3884kB min:3948kB low:4932kB high:5920kB active_anon:281672kB inactive_anon:18056kB active_file:0kB inactive_file:24kB unevictable:0kB present:992032kB pages_scanned:6 all_unreclaimable? no
    >> lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
    >> DMA: 180*4kB 36*8kB 3*16kB 0*32kB 1*64kB 0*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 0*1024kB 1*2048kB 0*4096kB = 3936kB
    >> DMA32: 491*4kB 0*8kB 0*16kB 0*32kB 0*64kB 1*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 1*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 3884kB
    >> 1808 total pagecache pages
    >> 0 pages in swap cache
    >> Swap cache stats: add 0, delete 0, find 0/0
    >> Free swap  = 0kB
    >> Total swap = 0kB
    >> 255744 pages RAM
    >> 5589 pages reserved
    >> 249340 pages shared
    >> 219039 pages non-shared
    >> Out of memory: kill process 11471 (msgctl11) score 112393 or a child
    >> Killed process 12318 (msgctl11)
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